Where to go, what to do this weekend in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Glen Wool @ Kung Fu Komedy Club
Canadian stand-up comic Glen Wool headlines for 2 nights at the Kung Fu Komedy Club in Shanghai. He’s very popular on the UK festival circuit – British newspaper The Daily Telegraph describes him as, “Edgy, imaginative, funny and original.”
170 RMB (pre-sale) 200 RMB (door) // 8.30 PM (Friday and Saturday)
4F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Julu Lu // 襄阳北路1号4楼, 近巨鹿路
BordHell @ On Stage
This is the last chance you’ll ever have to see punk-rock band BordHell; sadly they’re splitting up as 3 of the band members are leaving China. They’ve been making Trash Rock ’n’ Roll in Xuhui since 2014 and the band’s philosophy is “smash everything!”
30 RMB // 8.30 PM
A2, Lane 570, Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu // 淮海西路570弄A2, 近虹桥
Long Jin reggae band @ Yuyintang
Reggae with Chinese characteristics at Yuyintang tonight from Beijing’s Long Jin reggae band. If you were wondering what Chinese reggae would sound like then now is your chance to hear Chinese Mandarin vocals with an offbeat “riddim”.
60 RMB (pre-sale) 80 RMB (door) // 9 PM
No. 851 Kaixuan Lu (entrance behind the metro station exit 2) // 上海市凯旋路851号育音堂
Creating Terminology? Entropy? @ The Bund Art Museum
A solo exhibition by Latvian artist Zane Mellupe called ‘Creating Terminology? Entropy?’ opens for 1 month at The Bund Art Museum. The exhibition is comprised of works from Mellupe’s ‘graphies’ project where she explores “photography” through the language that Art critics use to define it.
FREE // 10 AM – 5.30 PM (closed Sundays)
201 Hankou Rd, Huangpu // 黄浦区汉口路201号
APM Charity Sale @ Summit Clubhouse
A family garage sale for a Chinese children’s charity to aid buying winter clothes and christmas decorations for babies aged 0 – 24 months. Have a heart this Saturday morning and spend your change at the Summit Clubhouse in Xuhui.
FREE // 10 AM – 1 PM
No 4, Lane 99 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, near Anfu Lu, Xuhui district // 徐汇区乌鲁木齐中路99弄4号, 近安福路
NFL Home Field & University Bowl VII @ Luwan Stadium
NFL China caps off its NFL Home Field season by pitting the country’s best university football teams against each other. In addition, there are a number of interactive games and on-field clinics open to the public, as well as plenty of treats for hardcore NFL fans like the Vince Lombardi Trophy (Super Bowl Trophy) and special guest NFL legends from the Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl XLIII Championship team, Troy Polamalu, Ryan Clark and Ike Taylor.
Free Entry // 10 AM – 7 PM (Saturday and Sunday)
Luwan Stadium, 135 Jianguo Xi Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu // 建国西路135号, 近陕西南路
Singapore’s Historic Memory, Identity and Artistic Choice @ Rockbund Art Museum
Hugo Boss Art Asia Awards 2015 holds a talk at about the reconstruction of cultural identity in Singapore over the past 50 years. The talk is lead by Liang Jie from the School of Economics at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and to attend you must RSVP at the RAM website.
FREE // 7.30 PM
20 Huqiu Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu // 虎丘路20号， 近北京东路
Mark Knight @ Lola
Grammy-nominated British DJ Mark Knight stops off at Lola on his world tour. He’s one of the most respected house DJs in the world and you can get in for just 100 RMB until 1am, girls 2am, then the door fee goes up to 200 RMB (with a free drink).
100 RMB (pre-sale) // 10 PM
Surpass Court, Bldg 4, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu // 永嘉路570号4号楼, 近岳阳路
Play Booth Family Photos with Santa @ Barefoot Portraits
Come and have your picture taken with Santa at the Barefoot Portraits play booth, perfect for kids of all ages 0 – 100. If you’re a member of the photography studio then photos are free and for everyone else it’s 500 RMB for 2 digital images.
500 RMB (2 digital images) // 1 PM
4/F, 668 Huaian Lu (in between Changhua and Suzhou Xi Lu) // 淮安路668号4楼 (近西苏州河路)
Shanghai Dolls & Supper Club @ Secret Location
Shanghai Supper Club is hosting a pop-up dinner party for Shanghai Dolls at a secret location with a secret chef and secret guests. RSVP to find out the details and join the “guy friendly” ladies club party, drinks are included.
350 RMB // Secret time
Lacrimosa @ MAO Livehouse
Darkness descends on MAO Livehouse as gothic band Lacrimosa pulls into Shanghai on chariots from Hell. The German heavy metal band are very popular in the PRC so the cheap early bird tickets have already sold out, but if you’re willing to pay there are standard tickets and VIP tickets for 1080 RMB that come with autographed photos and posters.
550 RMB // 8 PM
3F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu // 3F, 重庆南路308号, 近建国中路
And if that’s still not enough, head over to our calendar for more.
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